In this issue: Video highlights from the Osstell AO Forum | Q&A with ISQ Users and Speakers | Osstell IDx Update | New SmartPeg Guide
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Highlights from the AO Annual Meeting


Osstell opened the 2016 season with a successful AO Annual meeting in sunny San Diego, California. This years’ meeting drew in around 1,800 international attendees. One of the highlights was our Corporate Forum featuring an excellent speaker line up including Drs McClain, Schallhorn, and Martin. They each gave well received presentations regarding the importance of using Osstell in their daily practices.The lectures focused on the fact that requests for shorter treatment times along with a growing number of patients with risk factors place greater demands on dentists and available technology. In this interactive session, they discussed the benefits of using Osstell and the ISQ scale and how it enhances patient management in the implant practice. They also discussed the differences between different techniques used to test implant stability.

In addition to our Corporate Forum, the AO program included many other stellar speakers, including Dr Scott Ganz, Dr Jeffrey Ganeles, Dr Michael Block, Dr Tara Aghaloo, and Dr Joan Pi-Anfruns, just to name a few.

Thank you to everyone who took a moment to stop by our booth and welcome to all our new Osstell IDx users!

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Q&A with ISQ Users and Speakers

Do torque values correlate to Osstell ISQ readings? Torque does not necessarily correlate to implant stability. It’s important to remember that torque is a one-time static measure that is not repeatable. Torque measures the rotational friction between the implant and the bone combined with the force required to cut the bone if that is the case, and the pressure force from the surrounding bone. You could have quite low torque during insertion but still get relatively high ISQ values due to the collar effect in cortical bone and/or the implant reaches cortical bone just before final seating.

To learn more about how ISQ correlates to torque, please click here 

How do your patients react to the Osstell ISQ value? Very positively, as it helps them to better understand what is going on with their implants during the healing period and they feel more involved in the whole treatment plan. We need to see a good ISQ value, progressively during treatment, in order to confidently load their implant.

We also communicate the value with the restorative dentist. We’ve been doing this for over 6 years and have found it to be a good objective tool to inform our colleagues about when the patient is ready for the restorative phase.

The documented values are also helpful in case of implant failure in order to support the decisions made.

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Highlights of the Latest Additions and Improvements to Osstell IDx

Good news! A new version of your Osstell IDx software will soon be available. This version includes some important new features.                 Learn More > 




New SmartPeg Reference Guide

A new version of the SmartPeg Guide is now available. This version includes several additions, including Nobel Biocare, Dentsply, Klockner, and Straumann.   

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Scientific Update

Our regularly updated database (, where we have compiled all scientific research relating to Osstell, now includes close to 750 articles.

The latest additions can be found by clicking here.

Have you seen our app?

The Osstell app is available for download on the Apple App Store and on Google Play! It is a great reference guide for SmartPegs, clinical guidelines, videos and tutorials.                 

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